Technical Administrator

Closing date
23 Aug 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

Salary: Up to £35,500 dependent on experience plus bonus and benefits

The calibration and maintenance department is responsible for the day-to-day support to the product assembly and testing of weapons and equipment at both the Stevenage and Henlow sites as well as commissioning activities for MBDA Bolton. An opportunity has arisen for a Technical Administrator to join the calibration and maintenance team, providing day-to-day support to engineers carrying out calibration and maintenance of test solutions and associated equipment
What we're looking for
  • Good understanding of configuration control and asset management systems
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • MS Office - proficient in using Word, Excel and PowerPoint to generate technical material.
  • Supportive, helpful approach and a calm professional manner, even when under pressure or requirements are changed at the last minute.
  • An awareness of budgetary management would be useful.
  • Knowledge of SAP would be advantageous but not essential.

The Role

Providing technical administration support to Calibration & Maintenance department to ensure programme targets are met to agreed time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Update and control company equipment records, including archiving and transfer activities.
  • Carry out costing activities alongside calibration engineers.
  • Supporting the calibration and maintenance team by generating and updating technical documentation such as calibration specifications and PFMEA Reports.
  • Processing of test equipment and tooling documentation including control and dispatch documentation.
  • Liaising with test engineers and the Calibration & Maintenance team on the control and return of portable test instrumentation.
  • Liaising with Design and Manufacturing Engineering on equipment documentation issues.
  • Assist in the periodic competency monitoring checks on engineering certification for stampholders.
  • Raising and processing Purchase Requisitions to assist calibration engineers in the procurement of items to support test equipment.
  • Providing regular reports on spend against departmental budget codes.

What's in it for you?
  • There will be an opportunity to work on a variety of different tasks and projects, covering products in development and production.
  • MBDA provides extensive on-the-job training and opportunities for personal development.

Join a great team!

The calibration and maintenance department is a friendly and proactive team. The work is varied and challenging. You will work closely with supervision and engineers in the control of documentation and asset records.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly, close knit team that work to a common goal with regular social events planned throughout the year.
What to expect:
We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances.


MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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